John F. Whisenhunt, County Counsel

The County Counsel carries out the following functions on behalf of Sacramento County:

  • Acts as general legal counsel to the County, its officers,and related constituent local governmental entities.
  • Provides general legal advice and prepares the legal instruments by which the County transacts business, including ordinances, resolutions, and contracts.
  • Prosecutes and defends cases which include, but are not limited to, the administration of general government; conservatorships and probate; child protection; labor relations; personnel discipline; zoning; and code enforcement.